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What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

Pelvic floor: This involves education and strengthening exercises of the muscles of the pelvic floor under and around the bladder and pelvic organs. This helps several conditions of the pelvic organs. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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My urologist has order pelvic floor physical therapy. What is it & why would he order it?

My urologist has order pelvic floor physical therapy. What is it & why would he order it?

Pelvic floor: Dedicated therapy for the pelvic floor can help with prolapse, and or bowel and bladder muscular control/incontinence. Please ask your urologist what the specific reason was. In the future, it is always good to ask your doctor why he makes a certain decision. Make sure you understand your diagnosis, and recommended treatment. Ask questions to be informed about your own health! ...Read more

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I'm going to a pelvic floor physical therapy for the first time. Would she knew what PGAD is if I talk to her about it? Do they deal with this issue

I'm going to a pelvic floor physical therapy for the first time. Would she knew what PGAD is if I talk to her about it?  Do they deal with this issue

Ask her: I would recommend asking the physical therapist if she is familiar with PGAD and assess her comfort level and experience. My guess is that they will not have had patients with this before since it is so exceedingly rare but will be quite comfortable providing you with physical therapy. ...Read more

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Physical therapy after pelvic fracture?

Usually: Depends on the type of pelvic fracture and treatment required. At the least, therapy for gait training is usually recommended. Sometimes more involved therapy for range of motion, balance, and strengthening is recommended. ...Read more

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Will physical therapy improve the posture of my body ( my pelvis is tilted and I limp,because of severe sciatica and discopathy....no scoliosis!)?

Will physical therapy improve the posture of my body ( my pelvis is tilted and I limp,because of severe sciatica and discopathy....no scoliosis!)?

It can: However it will need to be something you continue after the therapy has ended. If you stop doing the exercises then you will lose the benefits in the long run. ...Read more

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My pelvis bone was recently pivoted & rotated due to a wreck. I've had 2 months physical therapy &my doctor won't have my neck, back seen? It killsme

My pelvis bone was recently pivoted & rotated due to a wreck.   I've had 2 months physical therapy &my doctor won't have my neck, back seen? It killsme

See below: Probably time for your doctor to consider referral to a specialist for further evaluation. A physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) could help. ...Read more

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Physical therapy after pelvic fracture--improvements/complications with having/not having it?

Physical therapy after pelvic fracture--improvements/complications with having/not having it?

Not for the fracture: Physical therapy after pelvic fracture will help with walking, transferring, and activities of daily living (adls) however it will not help with the healing of the fracture itself. Make sure you get up and walk around everyday to prevent clots in the legs and lungs. ...Read more

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Pelvic/lower ab pain + ED for 3 years so far. Mri/ct/cysto/blood/urine all clean. Physical therapy didn't work. Anything else left to test?

Pelvic/lower ab pain + ED for 3 years so far. Mri/ct/cysto/blood/urine all clean. Physical therapy didn't work. Anything else left to test?

See your PCP: Mostly are due chronic inflammatory problem secondary to gmo food. Stay away from all cereals, soy products, wheat corn , juices and sodas. Have your doctor do CBC diff , esr, tsh, hba1c, crp, ana. And rf. Need to take Folic Acid 1mg, b6 50 mg, and B12 500 mcg daily. On the basis of blood test you may need meds, . If stiff in am and problems sleeping you need treatmnet with medicine. ...Read more

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Swollen obtuator internus . Chronic pain. What is the cause?Been to physical therapy, pelvic MRI and lumber MRI show nothing. Pelvic ultrasound fine.

How do you know the: Oi is swollen if imaging is negative. That muscle allows you to cross one leg over the other. Can be injured with exercise or yoga. A study using neutron to treat prostate cancer caused atrophy and fibrosis of these muscles, leading to inability to cross legs. A physiatrist/pm&r rehab doc is your best bet. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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